Matt has been at the forefront of communications in government, technology, higher ed, law and advocacy for more than 20 years. He is the founder and former CEO of LGND, a digital storytelling agency based in Washington, D.C. Under his leadership, LGND transformed from a startup to a full-service digital agency with clients including Toyota, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Goldman Sachs, AARP, and many others.
Before founding LGND, Matt led communications and product management for the Economic Innovation Group, a public policy organization that drove the passage of federal legislation to create Opportunity Zones around the country.
Matt previously worked for Google at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. He served as chief of staff for Google Maps and strategic communications lead for Google Street View. He also managed internal communications for Google Search and other core products. Matt’s additional experience includes serving as a special assistant to the president of Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab, a speechwriter for then-NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and a litigation attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Matt received his JD from the University of Iowa and his BA from Georgetown University, and currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his two children.